Menu
Australian PC market rebounding

Australian PC market rebounding

PC sales have rebounded from a weak Q1 in 2009 to achieve positive sequential growth for the April to June period, according to IDC.

“Overall in the more mature economies we were forecasting single digit positive growth from the first quarter to the second and we are in line with that number,” says IDC PC analyst, Felipe Rego.

“We are looking roughly between six and eight percent sequential growth. It is still very preliminary numbers but we are on track for closing near those numbers.”

The news comes after Asia-Pacific results showed a 19 percent quarter-on-quarter rise for 8 percent year-on-year growth in the second quarter of the 2009 calendar year to hit 19.9 million units shipped; beating forecasts by six percent.

Last week, IDC reported strong interest in portable computers, including netbooks and laptops, helped mitigate the effects of the recession, though worldwide PC shipments still fell by 3.1 percent from the same quarter a year earlier, to 66 million units. IDC had originally projected a drop of 6.3 percent.

For year-on-year the Australian market is expected to remain in negative territory for the April to June period due to large enterprises delaying spend.

“It is very timid though with only a two percent decline,” says Rego.

“Q3 generally is a little bit slower but I have been speaking to a few vendors and they mentioned that things are starting to pick up. There is not any major seasonality driver in the third quarter but the interesting thing is Q4 happens to be still in line with our forecast.”

This forecast is for 10 percent year-on-year growth, a significant upswing from the start of the calendar year where Q1 posted a three percent decline.

Rego added that the consumer sector hadn’t experienced a major decline since the economic downturn began.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags IDCinternational news

Events

Featured

Slideshows

Channel kicks 2021 into gear as After Hours returns to Auckland

Channel kicks 2021 into gear as After Hours returns to Auckland

After Hours made a welcome return to the channel social calendar with a bumper crowd of partners, distributors and vendors descending on The Pantry at Park Hyatt in Auckland to kick-start 2021.

Channel kicks 2021 into gear as After Hours returns to Auckland
The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

Hundreds of leaders from the New Zealand IT industry gathered at the Hilton in Auckland on 17 November to celebrate the finest female talent in the Kiwi channel and recognise the winners of the Reseller News Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) 2020.

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards
Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

The leading female front runners of the New Zealand ICT industry joined together for the annual Reseller News Women in ICT Awards event at the Hilton in Auckland, during which hundreds of guests celebrated 13 outstanding individuals who won awards, chosen from more than 50 finalists representing over 30 organisations.

Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards
Show Comments